2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series

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2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series season
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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., the 2011 Nationwide Series Champion
Elliott Sadler came in second behind Stenhouse

The 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series season was the thirtieth season of semi-professional stock car racing in the United States. The season included thirty-four races, beginning with the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway and ending with the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. During the 2010 season, NASCAR announced a few notable calendar changes, including race additions at Iowa Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway, and the removal of Gateway International Raceway from the schedule. Jack Roush won the Owners' Championship, while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of Roush Fenway Racing won the Drivers' Championship with a second place finish at the final race of the season. Ford won the Manufacturers' Championship with 212 points.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Manufacturer No. Primary Sponsor Driver Crew Chief
JD Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 0 G&K Services James Hylton1 Brad Hicks
Brad Teague1
Tim Schendel1
01 G&K Services 11
HalfOffDeals.com 2
Colormatch/Tennessee Collision Repairers Association2
Cowboys & Aliens10
Iowa 801
Steven Singer Jewelers5
Mike Wallace Patrick Magee
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 03 McKinney Pipe & Steel Charles Lewandoski (R)1 Stephen Gonzales
Chris Lawson1
Scott Riggs8
Marc Davis2
Jean-Francois Dumoulin1
St. Baldrick's Foundation Alex Kennedy1
231 Wildlife Conservation Society
North Texas Pipe8
Funny Dan Race Car Man2
Bimbo Bakeries USA1
Robert Richardson19 Greg Conner
Scott Riggs2
David Green1
Dennis Setzer3
Salon Software
BLK Beverages
Angela Cope2
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Primalyn Enterprises/Dream Factory
Media Master
Alex Kennedy4
50 R3 Motorsports Brian Simo1 Stephen Gonzalez
Go Green Racing Ford Mustang GT 04 Go Green Racing Charles Lewandoski1 Leo Desrocher, Jr.
Kelly Bires2
Danny Efland1
Danny O'Quinn3
Tim Andrews4
Casey Roderick1
Samuel Metals Benny Gordon1
Carport Empire Fain Skinner1
39 Cajun Industries
StopRepairBills.com
RememberTheMiners.org1
Heitz Trucking
Fatheadz
Josh Wise8 Clinton Cram
Sunrise Ford of Fontana, California
RimzOne
Charles Lewandoski2
Heil Trailers
RimzOne
Danny O'Quinn3
C3i Sports Danny Efland4
King Taco Luis Martinez, Jr.3
Crosley Radio
Clarksville Schwinn Bicycles and Fitness
Will Kimmel1
Gilcrest Steel Matt Frahm3
Agrigold Seed
Fenton Motorsports
Joey Gase5
Abilene Christian University Casey Roderick1
Carport Empire Fain Skinner3
Matt Carter1
Danny Efland Racing Chevrolet Impala 07 C3i Sports Danny Efland1 Micah Horton
Randy Hill Racing Ford Mustang GT 08 Randy Hill Racing Casey Roderick2 Jeff Spraker
Texas Tech University David Ragan1
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet Impala 1 Phoenix Construction Landon Cassill1 Nick Harrison
Jamie McMurray3
Corrie Stott Racing Chevrolet Impala 02 Viva Auto Group Jamie Dick2 Corrie Stott
WestWorld Motorsports Chevrolet Impala WestWorld Computers Daryl Harr1 Carl Harr
Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet Impala 2 OneMain Financial29
Armour Vienna Sausages
TapouT1
Hunt Brothers Pizza1
AdvancePierre Foods1
Elliott Sadler Ernie Cope
4 OneMain Financial1
Hunt Brothers Pizza
Armour Vienna Sausages1
Kevin Harvick3 Bruce Cook
Oreo
Ritz
Tony Stewart2
9 TapouT
33 Rheem
Menards
Armour Vienna Sausages1
Clint Bowyer9 Chris Carrier
Kevin Harvick12
Paul Menard7
Austin Dillon4
Scott Speed1
Max Papis1
David Mayhew1
Day Enterprises Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 05 31-W Insulation
Owens Corning Roofing2
ALS Association1
Texas Farm and Ranches1
AdvoCare1
David Starr2 Newt Moore
Willie Allen2
JR Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 5 Unilever
TaxSlayer.com
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2 Chris Heroy
Canadian Tire Ron Fellows2 Tony Eury, Sr.
7 Go Daddy
Tissot1
Danica Patrick12 Tony Eury, Jr.
Verisign Kasey Kahne2
TaxSlayer.com6
Air Hogs2
Eutechnyx2
Armed Forces Salute1
Go Daddy1
Voodoo Ride1
iRacing2
Josh Wise14
Unilever (Suave) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1
AER Manufacturing Ron Fellows1
Public Interest Registry Jamie McMurray3
Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine Jimmie Johnson Chris Heroy1
88 Unilever
TaxSlayer.com2
Grand Touring Vodka4
NASCAR Hall of Fame1
AdvoCare2
Aric Almirola Tony Eury, Sr.
Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang GT 6 RickyVsTrevor.com
Cargill Meat Solutions10
As Seen On TV2
Mississippi Flood Relief1
Fastenal4
New England Sports Network/Fenway Park1
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Mike Kelly
16 Ford
RickyVsTrevor.com
Fastenal4
As Seen On TV1
Avnet/Business Marketing Association1
New England Sports Network1
3M2
Trevor Bayne30 Chad Norris
Chris Buescher2 Chris Andrews
Kevin Swindell1
Matt Kenseth1
60 Fastenal22
Ford
Roush CleanTech1
Scotts EZ Seed1
Polaris1
Subway1
Valvoline1
World Financial Group1
Carl Edwards33 Mike Beam
Billy Johnson1
RAB Racing Toyota Camry 09 University of Northwestern Ohio
Federated Auto Parts
Family Farmers
American Ethanol1
Toyota
Green Earth Technologies1
Marquis Energy1
Kenny Wallace Scott Zipadelli
Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Mustang GT 9 Stanley Tools Marcos Ambrose1 Chad Norris
Owen Kelly1
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry 11 Shore Lodge
Sandvik1
Boise State University1
Doosan Infracore1
Brian Scott Kevin Kidd
18 Z-Line Designs
Mac Tools1
Pizza Ranch1
NOS Energy Drink 2
Kyle Busch20 Jason Ratcliff
Pizza Ranch3
Muscle Milk1
Sherwin Williams1
Michael McDowell5
International Comfort Products Corporation Kelly Bires2
Z-Line Designs Denny Hamlin2
Sport Clips
GameStop
Drew Herring1
Joey Logano4 Adam Stevens
20 GameStop
Sport Clips
Harvest Investments1
Interstate Batteries1
Sport Clips2
Raybestos/WIX Filters 1
Denny Hamlin3
Drew Herring3
Schick2
Martin Truex, Jr. Foundation3
Heinz1
Ryan Truex6 Jason Ratcliff
Penske Racing Dodge Challenger R/T 12 Alliance Truck Parts
Dodge Challenger SRT8 3921
Avis1
Sam Hornish, Jr.12 Chad Walter
Hot Wheels Alex Tagliani1
22 Discount Tire
Ruby Tuesday
Brad Keselowski29 Todd Gordon
Jacques Villeneuve2
Sam Hornish, Jr.1
Kurt Busch1
Parker Kligerman1
JJC Racing Dodge Challenger
Ford Mustang GT
13 Driver Boutique.com
DrivenMale.com
Keen's Portable Buildings1
HipChixFundraisers.com
Mark One Electric1
Jennifer Jo Cobb (R)16 Steve Kuykendall
Rick Crawford1
T.J. Bell1
D. J. Kennington1
TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 14 Hefty BlackOut
Reynolds Group Holdings
Eric McClure33 Gary Cogswell
MillerWelds.com1
Racing For Education1
Del Monte Foods1
U.S. Xpress1
Spirit Halloween2
Brookshire Grocery Company1
Bruvado Imports1
Mike Bliss34 Paul Clapprood
19
Hefty BlackOut
Reynolds Group Holdings
Eric McClure1 Gary Cogswell
44 East Central Florida View1 Jeff Green26 Todd Myers
NortheastMarineElectronics.com Charles Lewandoski1
PRO Motors
Horizon Sports Management
Luichiny Footwear
Angela Cope3
Germain Racing Toyota Camry 15 Tire Kingdom Todd Bodine1 Mike Hillman, Jr.
Rick Ware Racing Ford Mustang GT Fuel Doctor
Lilly Trucking of Virginia
EPH Tools1
Nuts Off3
Poynt.com7
Timmy Hill (R)33 Bobby Burrell
41 Fuel Doctor Patrick Sheltra1 Doug Richert
Lilly Trucking of Virginia
Koma Unwind1
Greeting Express1
FastWax
Carl Long12 Sterling Laughlin
Pepsi Max
Nuts Off
Fast Wax
New Orleans VooDoo1
Jeffrey Earnhardt2
New Orleans VooDoo Doug Harrington1
Carport Empire Fain Skinner1
Lilly Trucking of Virginia Matt Carter1
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Muscle Milk
Tomy Drissi2
Rick Ware Racing Johnny Chapman8
BarCodeMedia.net/MyBrokenPalace.com Stanton Barrett1
Koma Unwind Jennifer Jo Cobb3 Steve Kukyendall
71 Lilly Trucking of Virginia
Rick Ware Racing
Matt Carter8 David Mitchell
Carl Long1
Clay Greenfield1
75 Lilly Trucking of Virginia
Race Cash
Carl Long8 Scott Stolzenberg
Johnny Chapman12
Chris Cook1
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Impala 21 Applebee's
Potomac Family Dining Group
Tim George, Jr.3 Greg Kennon, Jr.
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford Mustang GT 24 RaceDaySponsor.com
Living Waters Ministry1
Kevin Lepage5 Chris Wright
Auto Value
Rain Eater Wiper Blades
Chad Finley1
25 None Kelly Bires4 Richard Russell
Baker Curb Racing Ford Mustang GT 27 Schick Hydro J. R. Fitzpatrick3 Wayne Grubb
None Justin Marks1
J. J. Yeley5
Go Canada Racing 31-W Insulation
CertainTeed1
Newt Moore
67 Go Canada Racing J. R. Fitzpatrick4
Andrew Ranger2
Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet Impala 28 MAXelence
The Prevention Plan
BeThinandWin.com1
Anderson's Maple Syrup1
PouchTech
Derrike Cope33 Curtis Aldridge
Dennis Setzer6
48 None Mike Miller
49 Acerdale Vending Brad Teague2 Mark Fordham
Dennis Setzer6
David Green2
Mark Green10
Turner Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 30 Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael3 Stewart Cooper
ABF Freight System
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Sporting Kansas City1
Exide1
James Buescher9
Rexall Reed Sorenson4
Kasey Kahne2
Dollar General Ryan Newman1
AccuDoc Solutions
Deltran Corporation
Mikey Kile6
Great Clips Boris Said1
Bienvenidos á NASCAR Nelson Piquet, Jr.1
AccuDoc Solutions Jason Leffler Eddie Pardue8
31 Brandt16
Wolfpack Rentals
SEM Products1
DEFT Finishes1
Florida Gulf Safe1
Trademark Nitrogen1
Dollar General2
Racersites / JustinAllgaier.com1
Justin Allgaier Jimmy Elledge
32 Dollar General Reed Sorenson25 Trent Owens
Mark Martin4
Brian Vickers3
Ron Hornaday1
James Buescher2
34 Exide Michael Shelton
Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael1 Doug George
38 Great Clips Jason Leffler26 Eddie Pardue
Kasey Kahne8 Stewart Cooper
Key Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 40 Key Motorsports
Prevcal1
Westerman Companies
Draw-Tite1
PrecisionWerx1
ExtremeBidder.com1
ThermaCote.com1
Scott Wimmer13 Gary Showalter
Charles Lewandoski10
Chase Miller1
Josh Wise8
T.J. Duke1
Tim Andrews1
42 Key Motorsports Doyle Myrick
Scott Wimmer1
Erik Darnell2
Josh Wise1
46 Tim Andrews1 J.C. Hall
Chase Miller18
Brett Rowe1
47 Danny Efland1 Clint Myrick
Scott Wimmer1
Charles Lewandoski4
Brian Keselowski12
Scott Speed4
MAKE Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 50 Pinnacle Rubber Mulch
Liberty Tire Recyclers
T.J. Bell10 Brad Parrott
Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet Impala 51 RaceDaySponsor.com
Clements Racing Engines
Jeremy Clements Ricky Pearson
Means Motorsports Ford Mustang GT 52 My 3 Sons Vending
Target Your Market Promotions
Bobby Santos III1 Timothy Brown
WestWorld Computers2 Daryl Harr3
Johnson City Press2
Marr Promotions1
Tim Schendel5
Metro Ministries Tony Raines1
TRX Alliance Danny Efland1
RaceDaySponsor.com
Metro Ministries2
Sunshine International Foods
American Red Cross1
T & T Performance1
Kevin Lepage16
CouponChad.com Dan Clarke1
HairFax.com Louis-Philippe Dumoulin1
Daystar.com Blake Koch1
Viva Auto Group Jamie Dick1
NDS Motorsports Dodge Challenger 53 Waste Management
Bollegraaf/Lobo USA 1
Andrew Ranger1 James Lynch
Faith Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 55 Imperial Bedding Company
Victory in Jesus
Salvation Army
Brett Rowe8 Morris Van Vleet
89 Morgan Shepherd Gary Ravan
Rusty Wallace Racing Toyota Camry 62 Pilot Flying J
Northland Oil2
Infinite Hero1
RaceWithRusty.com1
Michael Annett Rick Viers
64 Aspen Dental
Flatout Flatbread
5-hour Energy Extra Strength
David Reutimann5 Larry Carter
Fuel Doctor Jason Bowles3
66 5-Hour Energy Steve Wallace Doug Randolph
Fleur-de-lis Motorsports
Rick Ware Racing
Ford Mustang GT
Chevrolet Impala
68 Fleur-de-lis Construction
Marro's Truck 1
Tim Andrews1 Morris Van Vleet
Carl Long2
Matt Carter7
Chase Miller1
Jeremy Petty1
ML Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 70 Foretravel Motorcoach
Race Fuel Energy Drink
Chase Suites
Keen Parts
USA Sealants/Blue Devil
Anderson's Maple Syrup
Shelby Howard5 Mark Gutekunst
Dennis Setzer8
David Stremme14
Scott Wimmer3
Daystar.com Blake Koch1
Millenium Spa Salon/BLK Beverages Angela Cope1
Dodge Challenger1 Abilene Christian University Casey Roderick1
John Carter Racing Toyota Camry 72 CrashClaimsR.Us John Jackson5 Dave Fuge
Bandit Chippers Jake Crum1
Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet Impala 74 Riverwalk Cafe
IPT Pellet Grills
Mike Harmon18 Daniel Kolanda
Tony Raines1
None J. J. Yeley2
Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge Challenger 77 Mapei
Menards
Speed Energy Drink
Robby Gordon1 Samuel Stanley
2nd Chance Motorsports Ford Mustang GT 79 Rimrock Designs1 Jennifer Jo Cobb (R)3 Ben Leslie
None Chris Lawson1
Howard Johnson's Tim Andrews8
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge Challenger 80 Northern Provincial Pipelines D. J. Kennington1 Joe Draper
81 Eagle Convenience Stores Donnie Neuenberger David Ingram4
Quebec Dodge Dealers Maryeve Dufault1
K-LOVE Scott Wimmer1
Daystar.com
Heartland Harley Davidson/RizeUp.us1
Soul Surfer
K-LOVE
Blake Koch (R)29 John Monsam
82 RizeUp.us
Daystar Television Network
Joe Draper2
Crusader Staffing J. J. Yeley1 David Ingram
MacDonald Motorsports Scott Wimmer1
K-LOVE
Crusader Staffing
Zeta Tau Alpha1
Bullet Liner
Burtin Polymer Laboratories3
Reed Sorenson5
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Impala
Toyota Camry
87 D.A.B. Constructors1
AM FM Energy
HostGator.com1
ExtenZe1
Joe Nemechek21 Billy Wilburn
ExtenZe Kevin Conway9
None Scott Wimmer1
Perky Jerky Kimi Räikkönen1
97 AM FM Energy.com
Pellet Wood & Stoves
Joe Nemechek7 Mike Boerschinger
NEMCO Motorsports Kyle Kelley2
Keystone Motorsports Chevrolet Impala 93 Odyssey Batteries Amber Cope1 Jamie Lathrop
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry 99 Pastrana-Waltrip Racing
Aaron's1
NAPA
Ryan Truex (R)9 Mike Greci
Michael Waltrip2 Jerry Baxter
David Reutimann1
Patrick Carpentier1
Red Bull Cole Whitt1
Note:In the 'Races' column, All: 1–34; A number with dots underneath it is the number of races they are planning to participate in.
Source:[1]

Team changes[edit]

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.'s 2011 Nationwide championship car at Road America.
Discontinued/Suspended operations

Driver changes[edit]

Entering the series
Changed teams
Exiting the series

Rookie entries[edit]

2010 NASCAR K&N East Series Champion Ryan Truex was intended to run 10–20 races with Pastrana-Waltrip Racing, and was the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year. However, sponsorship issues sidelined Truex's bid for the title, forcing him to sit out most of the season. He was later tabbed by Joe Gibbs Racing to drive their No. 20 Toyota late in the season. Blake Koch, returning to NASCAR after sitting 2010 out due to losing sponsorship, was to drive the No. 81 alongside veteran Donnie Neuenberger. However, Koch picked up sponsorship from Daystar Television Network, which eventually expanded to sponsoring Koch for the full year. Rick Ware Racing development driver Timmy Hill was 17 years old when the Nationwide Series hit Daytona, and thus was not approved to run until the next week in Phoenix. Jennifer Jo Cobb's rookie season was hampered by a fallout with 2nd Chance Motorsports owner Rick Russell over starting and parking, and she briefly moved to Rick Ware Racing before moving her own team up to Nationwide with limited success. Charles Lewandoski intended to make ten races for TriStar Motorsports, but ended up running some start and park efforts with Key Motorsports.

The RotY lead would be contested mostly by Hill and Koch, who were tied heading into the season finale at Homestead. However, Hill prevailed over Koch and became the youngest Rookie of the Year in series history.

2011 calendar[edit]

No. Race Title Track Date Time Television
ET UTC
1 DRIVE4COPD 300 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach 19 February 1:30 18:30 ESPN2
2 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix 26 February 5:00 22:00 ESPN2
3 Sam's Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas 5 March 3:00 20:00 ABC
4 Scotts EZ Seed 300 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol 19 March 2:00 18:00 ESPN
5 Royal Purple 300 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana 26 March 5:00 21:00 ESPN
6 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth 8 April 9:00 01:00 ESPN2
7 Aaron's 312 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega 16 April 3:00 19:00 ESPN2
8 Nashville 300 Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville 23 April 3:30 19:30 ESPN
9 Bubba Burger 250 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond 29 April 7:00 23:00 SPEED
10 Royal Purple 200 Darlington Raceway, Darlington 6 May 7:30 23:30 ESPN2
11 5-hour Energy 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover 14 May 2:00 18:00 ESPN
12 Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 presented by Pioneer Iowa Speedway, Newton 22 May 2:00 18:00 ABC
13 Top Gear 300[10] Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord 28 May 3:00 19:00 ABC
14 STP 300 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet 4 June 8:00 00:00 ESPN
15 Alliance Truck Parts 250 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn 18 June 4:00 20:00 ABC
16 Bucyrus 200 presented by Menard's Road America, Elkhart Lake 25 June 6:00 22:00 ESPN
17 Subway Jalapeño 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach 1 July 7:30 23:30 ESPN
18 Feed The Children 300 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta 8 July 8:00 00:00 ESPN
19 New England 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon 16 July 4:00 20:00 ESPN
20 Federated Auto Parts 300 Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville 23 July 7:00 23:00 ESPN
21 Kroger 200 Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Clermont 30 July 8:00 00:00 ESPN2
22 U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by the Enlist Weed Control System Iowa Speedway, Newton 6 August 7:30 23:30 ESPN2
23 Zippo 200 at the Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen 13 August 2:30 18:30 ESPN
24 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 20 August 3:00 19:00 ESPN
25 Food City 250 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol 26 August 8:00 00:00 ESPN
26 Great Clips 300 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton 3 September 7:00 23:00 ESPN2
27 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond 9 September 7:30 23:30 ESPN2
28 Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet 17 September 4:00 20:00 ESPN2
29 OneMain Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover 1 October 4:00 20:00 ESPN2
30 Kansas Lottery 300 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City 8 October 4:00 20:00 ESPN2
31 Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord 14 October 7:30 23:30 ESPN2
32 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth 5 November 1:00 17:00 ESPN2
33 WYPALL* 200 Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale 12 November 3:30 20:30 ESPN2
34 Ford 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead 19 November 4:00 21:00 ESPN2
Note:All times are when the race coverage begins, not when the pre-race shows begin. All ET times are P.M., unless noted.
Source:[11]

Calendar changes[edit]

The No. 60, driven primarily by Carl Edwards, wins the owner's championship for Jack Roush.
Main article: NASCAR Realignment

Changes[edit]

Rule changes[edit]

The 2011 series seen a rule change aimed at limiting the impact of drivers racing in multiple series. According to a story reported by NASCAR.com on 11 January 2011, drivers were allowed to earn points in only one of NASCAR's three national series in a given season. This is enforced on NASCAR's annual license application form, which now requires drivers to indicate the series championship for which they wish to compete. This had the effect of preventing full-time Cup drivers from competing for the Nationwide Series title, although they were still able to run in all Nationwide races. Ineligible drivers still accumulated owner points for team standings that determine the Owner's Championship and exemptions (top 30 full-time teams that have attempted every race are guaranteed to start the race).[14] This and other changes were officially announced by NASCAR president and CEO Brian France on 26 January.[15]

France also announced major changes to the points system in all three national touring series. Effective during the season, the winner of each race received 43 points, with a one-point decrease for each successive finishing position (42 points for second, 41 for third, and so on). The race winner also received three bonus points, with single bonus points being awarded to all drivers who led a lap and to the driver who led the most laps. This means that a race winner was assured of either 47 or 48 points, while a second-place finisher earned at most 44.[15]

The closed-loop fueling system previously introduced in the Truck Series, which eliminates the catch can man from the pit crew, debuted in all three national series.[15]

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer
1 DRIVE4COPD 300 Clint Bowyer Clint Bowyer Tony Stewart Chevrolet
2 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota
3 Sam's Town 300 Carl Edwards Kyle Busch Mark Martin Chevrolet
4 Scotts EZ Seed 300 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota
5 Royal Purple 300 Carl Edwards Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Toyota
6 O'Reilly 300 Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
7 Aaron's 312 Elliott Sadler Trevor Bayne Kyle Busch Toyota
8 Nashville 300 Joey Logano Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
9 Bubba Burger 250 Carl Edwards Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin Toyota
10 Royal Purple 200 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota
11 5-hour Energy 200 Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
12 Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 Drew Herring Reed Sorenson Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
13 Top Gear 300 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Carl Edwards Matt Kenseth Ford
14 STP 300 Aric Almirola Carl Edwards Justin Allgaier Chevrolet
15 Alliance Truck Parts 250 Paul Menard Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
16 Bucyrus 200 Michael McDowell Michael McDowell Reed Sorenson Chevrolet
17 Subway Jalapeño 250 Kevin Harvick Elliott Sadler Joey Logano Toyota
18 Feed the Children 300 Elliott Sadler Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski Dodge
19 New England 200 Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Toyota
20 Federated Auto Parts 300 Brad Keselowski Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
21 Kroger 200 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Brad Keselowski Dodge
22 U.S. Cellular 250 Elliott Sadler Carl Edwards Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
23 Zippo 200 at the Glen Kurt Busch Kyle Busch Kurt Busch Dodge
24 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Jacques Villeneuve Jacques Villeneuve Marcos Ambrose Ford
25 Food City 250 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota
26 Great Clips 300 Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
27 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Brad Keselowski Carl Edwards Kyle Busch Toyota
28 Dollar General 300 Brian Scott Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski Dodge
29 OneMain Financial 200 Elliott Sadler Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Ford
30 Kansas Lottery 300 Carl Edwards Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski Dodge
31 Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage Paul Menard Brad Keselowski Carl Edwards Ford
32 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Elliott Sadler Carl Edwards Trevor Bayne Ford
33 WYPALL 200 Aric Almirola Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Sam Hornish, Jr. Dodge
34 Ford 300 Brad Keselowski Carl Edwards Brad Keselowski Dodge

Drivers[edit]

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by final practice results. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS TAL NSH RIC DAR DOV IOW CHA CHI MIC ROA DY2 KTY NHA NS2 LOR IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 DV2 KAN CA2 TX2 PH2 HOM Points
1 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 8 7 8 14 4 8 38 5 21 10 4 1 4 14 2 8 27 9 4 2 3* 1 15 26 11 3 3 8 5 5 9 6 5* 2 1222
2 Elliott Sadler 38 12 12 4 5 5 5 13 4 3 6 5 10 11 8 4 8 5 12 30 16 3 10 10 8 10 6 6 14 3 4 9 27 6 1177
3 Justin Allgaier 27 8 2 15 12 6 7 11 3 4 29 8 13 1 13 19 5 19 10 4 27 29 12 8 15 6 9 14 10 11 7 14 9 13 1105
4 Aric Almirola 19 13 15 10 9 12 8 10 14 28 9 17 9 4 15 22 9 20 5 5 4 5 8 20 5 8 7 4 15 12 15 19 25 8 1095
5 Reed Sorenson 5 5 11 34 14 7 10 8 12 8 3 4* 5 6 11 1 3 17 15 8 9 6 13 25 12 32 8 10 7 26 32 16 35 25 1062
6 Jason Leffler 6 11 9 8 11 15 15 15 10 9 11 33 21 5 10 20 2 13 30 18 6 13 18 9 7 9 29 12 19 13 11 15 26 12 1028
7 Kenny Wallace 28 10 10 17 15 20 25 12 13 11 7 6 20 7 20 28 7 6 6 10 12 7 32 16 36 19 5 17 16 19 16 13 17 33 963
8 Brian Scott 34 9 14 12 13 10 11 22 15 29 30 27 8 17 17 16 12 15 17 17 15 14 14 12 10 12 32 3 11 17 5 12 41 9 947
9 Michael Annett 39 19 13 24 18 18 19 19 16 31 20 13 14 9 19 7 6 7 7 14 29 12 19 18 6 20 11 16 12 16 17 20 10 19 944
10 Steve Wallace 20 30 16 11 27 17 32 17 11 5 16 11 7 12 14 26 11 21 9 11 30 8 16 4 14 13 16 18 20 20 13 18 29 34 921
11 Trevor Bayne 10 31 5 19 6 13 6* 6 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 3 5 31 22 11 13 9 28 25 9 23 13 33 28 11 6 9 3 1 6 11 893
12 Mike Bliss 13 20 17 26 19 19 35 31 18 30 15 18 18 22 23 15 20 24 14 24 11 18 22 15 18 15 12 15 9 22 20 23 31 17 827
13 Mike Wallace 37 26 21 32 24 22 17 18 33 15 10 19 25 16 22 5 15 16 27 19 17 31 20 17 26 16 15 20 29 24 22 32 16 20 777
14 Joe Nemechek 15 15 23 21 39 24 3 19 12 19 16 29 21 21 26 12 11 7 16 11 21 21 18 10 30 21 37 21 12 16 755
15 Jeremy Clements 16 22 27 16 35 21 24 23 23 26 24 14 26 29 26 32 32 31 19 21 18 17 24 39 32 14 14 21 18 23 29 26 24 18 696
16 Josh Wise 31 18 38 18 16 14 31 9 6 14 17 29 17 26 16 13 24 20 19 4 28 29 16 22 33 31 33 33 14 36 DNQ 39 672
17 Timmy Hill (R) 29 24 29 32 28 14 33 26 19 22 30 23 15 27 11 23 26 23 22 23 21 31 22 22 36 17 22 22 34 21 33 18 21 655
18 Blake Koch (R) 27 30 33 25 16 25 27 18 43 21 34 27 25 14 28 22 18 27 20 28 29 38 23 23 27 27 21 25 18 22 14 23 610
19 Eric McClure 33 25 20 25 21 31 26 32 32 36 25 23 28 18 29 27 37 27 20 23 21 26 35 36 27 28 30 25 24 31 31 24 19 29 572
20 Derrike Cope 25 23 25 23 31 32 27 30 29 24 27 30 23 28 17 29 25 31 25 22 30 30 35 25 24 21 32 26 30 24 30 32 30 559
21 Morgan Shepherd 26 33 18 31 23 37 30 28 28 22 26 20 24 25 34 35 38 34 21 32 32 32 34 42 34 25 24 28 25 27 25 28 28 43 504
22 Ryan Truex (R) 14 19 20 17 16 8 25 18 34 20 11 4 13 8 10 341 8 459
23 Sam Hornish, Jr. 36 16 13 7 12 24 6 24 5 12 7 1 7 411
24 Robert Richardson, Jr. 32 24 22 37 29 26 28 34 20 22 36 32 31 31 33 23 26 22 29 30 25 22 22 377
25 Scott Wimmer 35 16 33 22 34 33 12 21 24 38 35 15 19 391 42 13 39 15 24 30 41 340
26 Danica Patrick 14 17 4 33 10 10 24 18 15 11 21 32 321
27 Kevin Lepage 41 37 37 Wth 28 39 34 21 38 33 28 33 29 24 28 31 30 23 27 28 27 20 35 298
28 Dennis Setzer 361 38 29 37 38 23 28 25 32 35 43 18 35 43 32 34 34 33 35 34 391 411 DNQ DNQ DNQ 218
29 Jennifer Jo Cobb (R) DNQ 32 31 DNS 38 29 37 32 37 26 31 32 29 36 32 35 29 42 33 DNQ 29 DNQ DNQ Wth DNQ DNQ DNQ 202
30 Charles Lewandoski (R) 21 401 25 31 42 41 DNQ 24 30 37 40 28 22 41 40 22 38 40 33 194
31 Carl Long 36 32 28 41 42 42 40 35 33 34 35 39 31 35 36 42 DNQ 36 33 40 DNQ 41 37 37 34 37 DNQ 37 DNQ 187
32 Tim Andrews 41 30 36 41 36 36 35 36 391 38 34 40 41 Wth 38 41 39 31 41 DNQ 39 39 38 DNQ 40 DNQ 38 40 42 146
33 J. R. Fitzpatrick 42 20 27 21 10 38 5 145
34 Danny Efland 21 16 23 19 33 30 DNQ 40 26 144
35 Drew Herring 12 7 8 11 139
36 Kevin Conway 432 222 24 24 25 29 24 36 26 120
37 Matt Carter 41 39 41 39 Wth Wth 37 36 371 35 41 17 35 34 32 35 DNQ DNQ 39 40 119
38 Jeff Green 40 42 38 37 43 43 42 40 34 41 43 40 41 38 43 37 35 33 43 43 43 43 37 36 43 41 43 42 34 DNQ 118
39 Ron Fellows 2 7 11 114
40 Scott Riggs 13 37 361 37 38 41 36 31 36 39 27 37 112
41 Mikey Kile 29 33 16 15 19 108
42 Johnny Chapman 43 39 37 Wth 36 38 39 38 36 37 38 DNQ 43 34 38 35 38 40 DNQ 40 DNQ 99
43 Joey Gase 20 23 29 26 29 93
44 Shelby Howard 22 28 29 27 30 84
45 Tim Schendel 36 35 35 42 25 24 27 84
46 Chase Miller 40 DNQ 41 DNQ 40 DNQ 41 39 31 41 39 DNQ DNQ 40 40 42 40 39 39 DNQ 39 38 38 81
47 Kelly Bires 43 38 35 43 Wth 30 42 8 37 77
48 Donnie Neuenberger 23 26 20 33 74
49 Andrew Ranger 6 28 37 41 36 72
50 Alex Kennedy 40 32 21 23 33 71
51 Mike Harmon 43 40 38 37 41 Wth 37 40 39 41 40 37 38 38 36 DNQ 71
52 Jacques Villeneuve 3 27* 61
53 Mark Green 40 35 37 40 38 42 40 35 36 DNQ DNQ DNQ 36 DNQ 61
54 Luis Martinez, Jr. 32 19 25 57
55 Angela Cope 28 25 DNQ 32 35 56
56 Fain Skinner 26 30 DNQ 23 42 55
57 Chris Buescher 17 17 54
58 Tim George, Jr. 36 21 21 DNQ 54
59 Scott Speed 6 41 43 37 41 53
60 Casey Roderick 25 DNQ 28 DNQ 27 52
61 Jason Bowles 34 36 13 49
62 Kyle Kelley 26 14 48
63 Danny O'Quinn, Jr. 27 26 421 36 39 DNQ 48
64 Alex Tagliani 2 43
65 Landon Cassill 3 41
66 Matt Frahm 26 25 43 38
67 T. J. Duke 23 28 37
68 Daryl Harr 35 39 24 DNQ 34
69 Brett Rowe DNQ 39 36 40 42 DNQ 40 43 42 DNQ 42 DNQ DNQ 28
70 Bobby Santos III 17 27
71 John Jackson 401 37 42 DNQ 31 DNQ 22
72 Patrick Sheltra 24 20
73 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 28 16
74 Benny Gordon 28 16
75 D. J. Kennington 40 33 15
76 Doug Harrington 30 14
77 Maryeve Dufault 30 14
78 David Green 421 41 33 14
79 Kevin Swindell 31 13
80 Stanton Barrett 31 13
81 Brad Teague 42 39 38 13
82 Patrick Carpentier 32 12
83 Willie Allen 35 41 12
84 Billy Johnson 33 11
85 Will Kimmel 35 9
86 Andy Ponstein 38 6
87 Dan Clarke 39 5
88 Chris Lawson 41 3
Amber Cope 311 0
Marc Davis 431 DNQ 0
James Hylton 431 0
Jake Crum DNQ DNQ 0
Jean-Francois Dumoulin DNQ 0
Chad Finley Wth 0
Ineligible for Nationwide championship points
Pos Driver DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS TAL NSH RIC DAR DOV IOW CHA CHI MIC ROA DY2 KTY NHA NS2 LOR IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 DV2 KAN CA2 TX2 PH2 HOM Points
Carl Edwards 29 2 6 7 2 1* 18 1* 25 20 1* 2 2* 2* 1* 14 8 34 1* 5 2* 5 7 4 1* 2* 2 1* 2 1 3* 3 3*  –
Kyle Busch 7 1* 30* 1* 1 34 1 2 1* 2 3 3 4 3 1 4* 1* 2 1 2 EX  –
Brad Keselowski 30 34 3 9 10 2 4 3 5 27 12 3 6 30 9 17 1* 8 12 1 7 19 1* 2 1* 6* 5 2 1  –
Joey Logano 12 6 5 7 4 2 4 13 11 6 1 10 29 3 2 19 13 7 19 8 4 10  –
Denny Hamlin 7 1* 2 2 5  –
Mark Martin 1 8 7 14  –
Tony Stewart 1 13  –
Matt Kenseth 1  –
Kurt Busch 1  –
Marcos Ambrose 1  –
Kevin Harvick 3 28 6 3* 39 16 13 18 2 2* 4 20 6  –
Clint Bowyer 2* 22 6 14 34 3 3 4 7 4  –
Kasey Kahne 11 2 11 7 22 4 3 19 5 33 4 28  –
Paul Menard 3 2 4 6 9 4 8  –
James Buescher 13 23 22 8 9 2 17 18 17 30 14  –
Jimmie Johnson 2  –
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4 3 9  –
Michael McDowell 7 12* 10 9 3  –
Austin Dillon 7 10 3 14  –
Ryan Newman 4  –
David Reutimann 9 14 5 18 18 20  –
Jamie McMurray 34 16 21 31 7 17  –
Brian Vickers 8 10 10  –
David Stremme 20 9 12 23 16 13 17 13 26 14 34 11 15  –
Ricky Carmichael 9 39 26 15  –
Michael Waltrip 9 33  –
Parker Kligerman 9  –
David Mayhew 10  –
Ron Hornaday 13  –
Cole Whitt 15  –
Todd Bodine 18  –
Jeffrey Earnhardt 35 19  –
David Starr 21 23 33  –
Nelson Piquet, Jr. 24  –
T. J. Bell 42 DNQ 27 DNQ 43 42 42 23 41 DNQ  –
Max Papis 23  –
Tony Raines 26 42 DNQ  –
Tomy Drissi 27 34  –
Kimi Räikkönen 27  –
Jamie Dick 30 34 31  –
Robby Gordon 31  –
J. J. Yeley 34 39 40 39 41 DNQ 42 43 38  –
Clay Greenfield 35  –
David Ragan 35  –
Rick Crawford 36  –
Boris Said 37  –
Justin Marks 40  –
Brian Keselowski 42 DNQ 42 DNQ 43 DNQ  –
Erik Darnell 42 DNQ  –
Chris Cook DNS DNS  –
Brian Simo DNQ  –
Pos Driver DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS TAL NSH RIC DAR DOV IOW CHA CHI MIC ROA DY2 KTY NHA NS2 LOR IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 DV2 KAN CA2 TX2 PH2 HOM Points
  • 1 – Post entry, driver and owner did not score points.
  • 2 – Conway originally registered for Sprint Cup points, but switched to Nationwide at Nashville.

Manufacturer[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Wins Points
1 Ford 13 212
2 Toyota 10 194
3 Chevrolet 4 174
4 Dodge 7 168

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